Imperial Collage Healthcare

Amitriptyline


Test Background
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is indicated in the management of depressive illness and treating nocturnal enuresis in children. Side-effects include: arrhythmias and heart block, anxiety, dizziness, agitation, confusion, sleep disturbances, irritability and paraesthesia.


Clinical Indications

  • Assessment of patient compliance
  • Assessment of suspected toxicity


Reference Range

See report


Sample Required
SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)


Sample Volume
1 mL pre-dose trough sample


Turnaround Time
Up to 6 weeks


Notes
Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.

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